Welcome to the course!!The schedule for the course can be found in TimeEdit.
OBS!!!! We will now try to schedule two extra lectures for
the weeks 42 an 43. Please answer the Doodle
by selecting one time in the first week and one in the
The first three sets of slides are now available below under
Course coordinator: Bo Berndtsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching assistants: ---
Lab supervisor: ---
The Course literature
The course consists basically of lectures following slides that will successively be posted on this homepage. The theme is historical trends in mathematics (geometry, analysis, foundations ...) starting in ancient times and hopefully leading up to modern theory and applications. As general background references I propose
'What is mathematics' by R Courant and H Robbins
' Mathematics in Technology' by C Rosseau and Y Saint-Aubin.
In the later parts of the course you will be asked to write an essay -- possibly in collaboration with one or two fellow students -- on a subject related to the course.
Here is the first set of slides (mainly about geometry).
Here is the second set of slides (about analytic geometry in finite and infinite dimensions).
Here is the third set of slides (about calculus).
English-Swedish mathematical dictionary
Learning MATLAB, Tobin A. Driscoll ISBN: 978-0-898716-83-2 (The book is published by SIAM).
The learning goals of the course can be found in the course plan.
ExaminationExamination is based on participation in the discussions during the course and the above mentioned essay.
In Chalmers Student Portal you can read about when exams are given and what rules apply on exams at Chalmers. In addition to that, there is a schedule when exams are given for courses at University of Gothenburg.
Before the exam, it is important that you sign up for the examination. If you study at Chalmers, you will do this by the Chalmers Student Portal, and if you study at University of Gothenburg, you sign up via GU's Student Portal, where you also can read about what rules apply to examination at University of Gothenburg.
At the exam, you should be able to show valid identification.
After the exam has been graded, you can see your results in Ladok by logging on to your Student portal.
At the annual (regular) examination:
When it is practical, a separate review is arranged. The date of the review will be announced here on the course homepage. Anyone who can not participate in the review may thereafter retrieve and review their exam at the Mathematical Sciences Student office. Check that you have the right grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to fill out.
Exams are reviewed and retrieved at the Mathematical Sciences Student office. Check that you have the right grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to fill out.